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‘’THE THUMPER’’ HIT .400 ON THIS DAY

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On September 28, 1941, the last day of Major League Baseball’s
regular season, the Boston Red Sox’s Ted Williams got six hits
in eight at-bats during a doubleheader in Philadelphia, boosting
his average to .406. He becomes the first player since 1930 to hit
.400. "I guess I’ll be satisfied with that thrill out there today," he
tells the Boston Globe about hitting .400. "… I never wanted
anything harder in my life."

In addition to his .406 batting average—no major league player
since Williams has hit .400—the left fielder led the big leagues
with 37 homers, 135 runs and a slugging average of .735.

Williams, nicknamed “The Splendid Splinter” and “The Thumper,
” began his big-league career with the Red Sox in 1939.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 77 years old today.

Van Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose
recording career spans six decades. He has
won two
Grammy Awards.

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SPORTS CARD SOLD FOR RECORD AMOUNT

A Mickey Mantle baseball card is now the most expensive piece of sports  memorabilia : NPR

(CBS News) – A mint condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold
for $12.6 million Sunday, blasting into the record books as the
most ever paid for sports memorabilia in a market that has
grown exponentially more lucrative in recent years.

The rare Mantle card eclipsed the record just posted a few months
ago — $9.3 million for the
jersey worn by Diego Maradona when
he scored the contentious "Hand of God" goal in soccer’s 1986
World Cup.

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Mickey Charles Mantle "the Commerce Comet"
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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BIRTH OF THE NFL ON THIS DAY IN 1920

On August 20, 1920, seven men, including legendary all-around
athlete and football star Jim Thorpe, met to organize a professional football league at the Jordan and Hupmobile Auto Showroom in
Canton, Ohio. The meeting led to the creation of the American Professional Football Conference (APFC), the forerunner to the
hugely successful National Football League.

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James Francis Thorpe
(May 22 or 28, 1887 – March 28, 1953)

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Singer Madonna Louise Ciccone is 64 years young today.


The singer, songwriter, and actress is referred to as the "
Queen
of Pop
". Rolling Stone listed her among its greatest artists and
greatest songwriters of all time.

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